Minister Kyne announces TrustIE Recruitment Pilot Programme

Minister Kyne announced today (22 March 2018) the launch of TrustIE – a pilot project aimed at supporting smaller local charities around board recruitment. Mr. Sean Kyne T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Rural & Community Development today announced the allocation of €20,000 for the roll out of TrustIE, a pilot programme aimed at helping smaller charities in recruiting voluntary trustees (directors)…Continue reading.

Statement of Strategy 2017 – 2020

The Department of Rural and Community Development, today (16 March 2018), has published the Department’s Statement of Strategy 2017 – 2020 on its website. This publication will underpin the Department’s work for the coming years and enable the Department in working towards its mission to “To promote rural and community development and to support vibrant, inclusive and sustainable communities throughout Ireland”.
The Strategy Statement lays out the vision as to how the Department will design and implement policies that will empower communities, including those facing economic or social disadvantage to unlock their full potential. Two key policy documents : The Action Plan for Rural Development, and the Framework Policy for Local and Community Development in Ireland, will support the work of the Department in the coming years, with particular focus on fulfilling the commitments under the Programme for a Partnership Government.
The Statement of Strategy 2017 – 2020 is available [Here].
Tá Ráiteas Straitéise 2017 – 2020 ar fáil [anseo].


€5 million CLÁR Programme will help improve quality of life in disadvantaged rural communities – Minister Ring

€5 million CLÁR Programme will help improve quality of life in disadvantaged rural communities - Minister Ring

Minister Michael Ring with defibrillators. Also in pic, Ruth Bruton (left) from ICRR (Irish Community Rapid Response) and Mairead Egan, UCD Centre of Emergency Medical Sciences.

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today (Thursday) announced details of the CLÁR programme for 2018. CLÁR provides funding for small scale capital projects in rural areas that have experienced significant levels of depopulation. The programme, which has a budget of €5 million this year, forms part of the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development and will support investments such as play areas for children; traffic calming measures around schools; and support for emergency responders…Continue reading.